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with president obama that is causing some controversy. charles krauthammer will weigh in. also tonight on glenn beck on whether the tea party will regain momentum. caution, you are about to end the no-spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching. what president obama really wants that. is the subject of tonight's talking points memo. a stunning study, it says that despite spending almost $200 billion on the head started program. the program is not helped them very much. by the third grade, head start students are behind their peers. someone should tell president obama about the study because he continues to pound the drum for even more educational spending for young children. 2013. u.s.a. is set to spend about $571 billion on public education highest per student costs in the world. now, obviously, we're not getting our money's worth. recently i talked to jeb bush who did a good job of raising academic standards in florida. mr. bush believes that they don't concentrate enough on reading which is why it's not effective. as a former high school teacher my
of defense. >> bill: on the eve of president obama's state of the union more discord in washington. can anything get done in this chaotic atmosphere? brit hume on that. >> i hear the ghosts of the past of los angeles police department. i hear that people think that maybe there is something to what he says. >> is a los angeles police department appeasing a killer this is an extremely volatile situation. juan and mary katharine will deal with it. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the american left and national security. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. many liberal americans are finally being confronted about their apparent hypocrisy on national security issues. at issue is president obama's killer drone program. >> it will be quite interesting to hear democrats, liberals who spend half a decade apoplectic about enhanced interrogation of the bush administration up until now have been silent about a program which doesn't interrogate people harshly but kills the
-lost friend greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: so president obama is about to return to washington after a guys' weekend in florida where he played a round of golf with tiger woods. we'd love to show you pictures but there aren't available because the press was shut out. didn't the president say this last thursday? >> this is the most transparent administration in history. i can documentbe how that is the case. >> dana: the white house press corps is not convinced. fox's senior white house correspondent ed when i have current the president of that group -- ed henry is the currently the president of the group and said they're frustrated not having access to the president all weekend and they will continue to fight for transparency in the days ahead. okay. golf-gate. gutfeld, since you are back and here, you're up first. this isn't really necessarily about golf. this is about the press' frustration feeling like they are not getting access. now that president obama doesn't have another election to run for, maybe the white house press office is testing
and huge debt piling up is a major problem. president obama apparently does not belief that last night in his state of the union address he would not cop to being the biggest spending president in history. no, he now sees himself as an investor. >> every dollar we invest in high quality early childhood education can save more than $7 later on. now if we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. now is not the time to gut these job creating investments and science and innovation. we will keep faith with our veterans. investing in world class care. we will invest in new capabilities. even as we reduce waste and more time spending. we need to make those investments. >> bill: 14 times he mentioned the word invest. mr. obama sounding like a morgan stanley broker. now that's obviously a con. massive government spend something out of control, period. here's the proof. 2002, the year after 9/11 when the federal government was forced to dramatically increase spending to protect us, the yearly outlay was just over $2 trillion. it were 2012 yearly outl.a. $3.5 tril
. obama said this year's changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he reminded t
. obama said this year's tax changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he re
you think he would agree that bush was your father? of course not. he just likes obama. >> then he would have had a -- maybe there was like a big he had pus complex going on because he would have hated his father or something like that or his mother or whatever it is. why do they come to washington? people do listen to them. like when we started with mumia, people do want to hear what people that they've watched on television or in movies or that they respect -- the funny thing for me is whenever i hear chris rock, i'm waiting for the punch line. >> that might have been the punch line. >> that's a strange view of the american government. >> trying to get a lower voice. i guess maybe -- i'm all for people testifying in favor of gun control. but i still don't know if -- does anybody got any quantity of information if this converts into anything, like -- >> earned media? he'll be in all the entertainment magazines, the same one that president obama went to during his campaign. >> their fans over into this effort of gun control. >> well, on gun control, i don't know. but certainly for
fronts for people president obama has chosen for some key jobs in his second term. first, the man originally nominated as nato supreme allied commander europe is being one source tells fox news, "pushed out the door." general john allen was chosen some time ago for the post. but the nomination expired in an uncomfortable investigation in to the general's e-mail exchanges with tampa socialitegill keley -- socialite jill kelley. he was leery of rehashing the issue in con fiormation process. a source tells ed henry allen was pushed out by the white house and will retire. requested if they pushed allen out, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to
't just cut our way to prosperity. >> how will history evaluate president barack obama? over the next few days that question could well be answered. as chaos in the federal government grows even more intense. senator marco rubio, karl rove and bill o'reilly will analyze. >> now, you know, come on, guys, at some point you have got to be able to call b.s. on those kind of press releases. >> the conservative republican group cpac says no to new jersey governor chris christie. he has not been invited to their conference. charles krauthammer will tell us why. >> vifs also got worse the more he spokes we watched him back over a cone. >> now that marijuana is legal in colorado and washington state. how about the authorities handle driving while high? is it legal is investigating. caution, you where to enter the norpz from california. the factor begins right now. if hi i'm bill o'reilly, reporting tonight from los angeles. thanks for watching us. how will history evaluate president obama? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. in just a few days automatic federal spending cuts
will join us for a live rare interview and together we're going to hold president obama accountable for the tall tales at the state of the union address and fact checked the speech and president obama was quote, cherry picking when it comes to the facts and here are the biggest mistruths. watch this. after years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs. after shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past. >> and we wish the numbers he threw out were true, but unfortunately as many fact checkers pointed out today, those numbers are not even close and of course, president obama also failed to mention that unemployment is higher today than the day he took office. and those are the not the only questionable figures that he tossed around last night. let's watch this. >> over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficits by more than 2.5 trillion dollars. mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are mor
. on monday, president obama will visit minnesota to discuss gun safety and to promote his own set of gun control proposals. including a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks for all gun purchases. monday, former new york city mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. coach ran new york for 12 years and saved the city from financial ruin. former president bill clinton will speak at the service and represent the obama administration there also on wednesday, power ball. back again with a massive jackpot after nobody won this weekend. wednesday's drawing will be for an estimated $2,008,000,000 good luck if you are playing. that is how works reports on this sunday, february 3rd, 2013. so a lot of things to watch out for for this next week. keep it right here on fox news channel. i'm harris faulkner. have a fabulous week. >> there are deep divisions on capitol hill to prevent mass shootings. well ask two leading advocates to make their cases, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, mark kelly, and the head of the national rifle association. both on fox news sunday. >> se
the taims and president obama the champion of the middle class and this guy got a million dollars of money for a company who needed our bailout. issue number two, his investments in the cayman islands. they're perfectly legal, right? no one is challenging that these are illegal in any way, a question whether our treasury secretary should be dodging or a loophole out of paying the top rate in taxes. just for context, chris, before we go to what mr. lew did and how he had money in the kaymans, here is a calook at the campaign. >> and this is a man who says that president barack obama is out of touch. out of touch with the needs of the american people. this coming from a man until recently had a swiss bank account and millions of dollars invested in the grand cayman islands. >> i'd really like to see mitt romney release more than one year of tax records because there's been disturbing reports that he's got a bermuda corporation, a secretive bermuda corporation nobody knows anything about. investments in the caymans, a swiss bank account. >> megyn: and it goes on from there, but it was suspici
, on fox news sunday. hello, again from fox news in washington, dc. president obama travels to minneapolis tomorrow to continue his push for new gun control. saturday, the white house released this picture of the president's shooting at camp david which he does all the time. the national rifle association is fighting new limits on guns. if the first big legislative battle this year and, today, we will cover it in depth. but, first, retired astronaut, mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, shot two years ago. they have launch add new group "americans for responsible solutions." captain, let's start with your wife's drought testimony before a senate committee this week. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >>chris: how is your wife doing? >> great, chris. she enjoyed being there in front of the senate. it was a little bit of having her former job back in a sense, being on capitol hill. >>chris: now, the debate, your wife's shooting raises some of the questions in support of the gun control controversy. loughner was suspended from co
because that's what president obama and mrs. obama want. and mr. rock, above all, wants to be respectful to the presidency. quite a change. >> bush is unbelievable, man. this guy's un[bleep] believable. he ain't the worst president of the united states. he is the worse president of presidents. the worst pta president. president of black association. president of major league baseball. worldwide wrestling federation. worst president ever. >> bill: summing up mr. obama is the good dad, mr. bush the bad dad. then there is singer tony bennett who also wants stricter gun control. >> i just believe that assault weapons they were invented for war. they shouldn't be in our streets here. it's the kind of turn that happens to the great country of germany when nazis came over and created tragic things and they had to be told off. >> bill: well, a few things mr. bennett might want to consider. the nazis were not told off. they were defeated by brave men armed with guns. also the nazis took most guns away from civilians, both german and those under occupation. in fact, hitler imposed the strictest gu
. be >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." senator marco rubio delivered a powerful rebuttal to president obama's "state of the union" this week. but you wouldn't know it from the mainstream media. they were fixated from the fact he needed a drink of water. and that nbc cable news operation played it over 150 times. and cnn thinks that it could actually hurt his career. take a listen. >> can a drink of water hurt a political career? >> these things happen when you don't know what you are saying or believe what you're saying. they certainly felt the heat and couldn't help but swallow his own pride as he turned water in to whining. >> rubio's water gate moment is awkward for him and many in the republican party that sees him as the g.o.p. savior. >> it's rubio's watergate. even "zero dark thirsty." >> andrea: we have seen bill clinton drone on and on at the "state of the union." he said in conclusion and people clapped. we have seen the president chew nicorette gum at prayer breakfast. but no media pondering about that or the end of their careers. is this a big distraction because rubio a rising
to president obama's state of the union address. mr. obama using his speech last night to express for more government spending, sweeping gun control measures and immigration reform. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to george w. bush, also a fox news contributor. karl, we heard the president talk about a lot of programs that he wants, things liken no sraeugs centers for american manufacturing, that kind of thing. but he says all of this will not add one time to the dead ral deficit. do you buy that? >> no, i don't. you know it was interesting the president did talk many numbers in his speech and the white house briefing sheets on this didn't have much in the way of information. there are three numbers, the president's infrastructure program is $50 billion, his project rebuild, that is to rehabilitate or tphol i shall a hundred thousand vacant or damaged buildings. 15billion. a billion for manufacturing centers. look at the rest of these things to which no price tag was attached in the speech or in the white house briefing papers. subsidies,
, but president obama created more debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight. the real cause of our debt is that our government is suspending 1 trillion dollars more than it takes in every year that's why we need a balanced budget amendment. the biggest obstacle to balancing the budget are programs where spending is locked in. one of these programs is medicare, it's especially important to me. they provided my father the care he needed to battle cancer and ultimately to die with dignity and it pays for the care my mother receives right now. i would never support any changes to medicare that would hurt seniors like my mother so anyone in favor of leaving medicare exactly the way it is right now is in favor of bankrupting it. republicans have offered a detailed and credible plan to help save medicare without hurting today's retirees. instead of playing politics with medicare when is the president going to offer his detailed plan to save it? tonight would have been a good time for him to do it. of course we face other challenges as well. we were all heart broken by the recent tragedy i
on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
. >> megyn: fox news alert on president obama's pick to lead the defense department. we are hearing chuck hagel is in serious trouble in this hour and expecting release of a new video at any time that could make things a whole lot worse for him. welcome to "america live" everyone. i'm megyn kelly on this special edition of "america live" on a thursday and we'll get to that in a bit. senate republicans appear ready to mount a full scale filibuster looking to hold up former republican senator chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. this at a time when the defense department is most in need of strong leadership, but the republicans have real questions whether this is the man to provide it. they accuse mr. hagel of hiding parts of his history, including at least two controversial speeches on the mideast and his thoughts about israel. and just within the past hour we learned that video of one of those speeches is expected to come out any moment now. chris stirewalt the is our fox news digital editor and power play.com. and lisa has experience in the middle east, counterterrorism an
that obama won. he won the election get over it, get your pants on and get back on the field and start fighting. but there is an ebb and flow, why? why do we go through progressive and conservative to bail them out? why the ebb and flow and we don't stick with it. >> we don't remember the last truly bad times the '70s or early '80s, the interest rates went so high, our parents couldn't buy houses or buy bigger houses or pay for the house they had. this is a forgotten past to us, everything has been sort of good since the '80s when most of us became adults or later, right and some has to do with memory. if you remember how bad inflation was, then you are afraid of it, but many adults don't remember that. >> sean: well, as sort of like with this ebb and flow, does obama then create the new coolidge? >> yes, well, what happened was we have a lot of economic trouble and then suddenly a president cares about budgets, which is what coolidge is/was, gets interesting, doesn't he? >> very much so, didn't get interesting soon enough. >> not this time. >> sean: amity, good to see you, thank you.
. >>> as he continues to struggle with the budget crisis president obama is looking for more government spending. he vowed his plans would be fully paid for. >> nothing i am proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. >> peter doocy is live in washington with more on last night's address. good morning, peter. >> president obama told the nation last night that reducing the deficit should be part of the federal government's agenda. the north star that guides her effort must be a growing economy that creates good middle class joabs. he also says nobody works full-time should have to live in poverty and proposed raising the minimum wage about 25 percent from 7.25 to $9 an hour. >> since the last time this congress raised the minimum wage 19 states have chosen to bump theirs even hire. tonight let's declare in the healthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. we shoul
will ask senator rand paul what he thinks of the obama agenda as well as republican policy. also, it is less than two weeks until big automatic spending cuts kick in. we will ask the sunday panel will congress will reach a deal before the sequester deadline. and outraged our power player of the week helps the senate make history by keeping track of history. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. senate republicans made history this week, blocking a nominee for defense is secretary for the first time ever. they are demanding more information about the nominee former senator chuck hagel and about the benghazi terror attack. joining me now one of the senators leading the charge, republican lindsey graham of south carolina. you were telling me before we went on the air that you have gotten new information about chuck hagel. what is it? >> on the day of the vote there was a blog posting about a speech i think in 2007 or 2008 that chuck hagel made at rutgers university and the blogger was a supporter of senator hagel who was thinking
by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: president obama tries to bring the possibility of massive cuts in spending growth right to your doorstep. this is "special report." note ♪ ♪ >> bret: i'm bret baier. president obama wantous to feel his pape over a series of cuts in spending growth set to take effect in two weeks. today, he laid out real world concerns, such as reduction in emergency service. child care and job security. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion whether any deal over the sequester is possible. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> senior administration official admitted today both parties are so dug in, massive spending cuts are all but certain to kick in. leading to layoffs the president said for first responders and ups of thousands of others though he incysts he has an open door to work out a deal. >> they don't have to happen. there is a matter way to do this. to reduce the deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> republican leaders say they haven't been contacted by the president since the
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
: switching gear noose washington, president obama's cabinet getting an extreme makeover. his second term team is shaping up to look very different from that of his first term. before any of that can officially happen, the president has to get his new picks confirmed. doug mckelway has an update live from washington. good to see you. >> you, too. secretary of state john kerry sailed through his nomination battle. but rougher waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threats to our country that he didn't know that our policy was not containment? i moon, that was shocking. >> c.i.a
>>. >> jon: we talked about this still photo earlier. president obama shooting a shotgun at unseen pigeon at camp david. now, we have the real video thanks to david letterman. >> the white house released footage of president obama. [ laughter ] that is right. actual footage, president obama skeet shooting at the white house. look at this. actual tooth aj. >> jon: that is how it is done. that is news watch. thanks to our panel this week. i'm jon scott. thanks for joining us. see you next week for another edition of fox news watch. >>. >> gregg: i'm greg generator and welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. >> a stark warning for a top senator coming to the president's defense and c.i.a. nominee. he says the obama administration must be more forthcoming on benghazi or else. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward with the c.i.a. directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone into the libyan governm
and casings included. >> sausage making? wait until you see he what barack obama is cooking up. a $98 billion preschool plan, a $40 billion fix it first infrastructure plan, an it's 8 billion community college career fund, a $15 billion foreclosed and vacant property development fund. that's $163 billion in federal initiatives and not a dime added to the deficit, not one thin dime, but wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. there's more. if you buy in now, plenty more goodies to come. what kind of goodies? how about a $5 to $10 billion homeowners refinance home. what could add to a 4.3 billion dollar new and improved race to the top resigned high school campaign. again, no idea. you get the idea. you get the $98 billion preschool, the $40 billion infrastructure, the community college fund. the $if i have dea $15 bill i dw foreclosed property, the 4 whatever it is race to the top boon doggle and the high school college score card whatever it is, and you don't pay one single dime. >> you get the gravy absolutely free. >> who needs cook aware when this guy is cooking and you ain't paying anything? someon
while kimukimjune unis in control. probably it is no coincidence that today obama will be delivering that state of the union address. they are looking for a maximum tie-in with their arch enemy the united states. martha: this merry-go-round over north korea's nukes goes back 20 years. it froze its nuclear program in 1994 in an agreement with the u.s. but that broke down in 2002. north korea has been ramping up their production ever since. they put the number in the north between 4-13 nuclear bombs. bill: this is the range of the missile we do believe north korea has the capacity to. the range said to be 6,000 kilometers away from north korea. just to the edge of where you would findway. here is the dmz that separates north korea. this time of year it is isolated, it is remote, it is cold and snowy as well. we'll show you the region for the number of countries -- they have been party to the talks with north korea in the past. we are gauging talks out of moscow. we are going to bring you all of that as we move throughout the morning. northern region of north korea is where this was det
on tonight's show? >> president obama's state of the union address caused quite a stir. our panel will tell you why obama was wrong about everything. and if they don't, i certainly will. and it appears that 63-year-old tennessee congressman steve cohen was tweeting 24-year-old model during the state of the union. what can i say? at least he didn't pull a wiener. and kate upton almost froze to death to bring you a booby-lishes sports illustrated cover. >> that was unnecessarily mean to bill, and then i thought it was not unnecessary at all. >> not possible. >> see you at half time. let's welcome our guests. i am here with diane macedo who anchors business news in the morning on the fox network. and paul mccurio that makes for a great valentine's day present. it is called image makeover. and women continue want to be with him and men don't want to be him. it is bill schulz. and next to me is mike baker, the former cia operative and president of diligence. diligence, when a drone is an up close and personal, think diligence. diligence, making the world a better place for the people who pay us.
deficits and debt, president obama will call for more spending and investment, we're told, in tonight's "state of the union" address. meanwhile, speaker of the house boehner says the president "doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. " we have extensive coverage throughout "special report" tonight. first up, chief white house correspondent ed henry with just released excerpts. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you are right. dramatic news night. this is a big moment for the president. this may be his last "state of the union" before he is a lame duck. the last chance for him in a "state of the union" to really grab the nation by the lapel and deliver the message. aides say he plans to use the opportunity tonight being forceful and arguing for a stronger, middle class. while somehow not adding to the deficit with new proposals. as you noted. an excerpt. just given to us by the white house and what he will say. "tonight, i will lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework, both parties agreed to just 18 months a
and they are demanding that president obama reject the keystone xl oil pipeline. listen. >> what!. jamie: organizer are saying this particular protest to remind the president of the pledge he made in his inaugural address to act on climate change. but the pipeline backers, they say it would create jobs and could bring down gas prices by transporting hundreds of thousands of fall license of oil per day from canada to refineries in texas. the protests come as aaa reports the price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.73, a 43 cent jump from just a month ago. stuart varney is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stu, good morning. how does the pipeline debate link in with those rising gas prices? >> that's a very good question, jamie. here's the story. the price of gas is going straight up. that slows the economy. that makes the job market worse. we need jobs obviously. if the president says yes, go ahead and build the pipeline, you do get jobs. so that's the connection between the pipeline debate, rising gas prices and jobs. it's not that building a pipeline would necessar
here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ride is also getting bumpy for the president's choice as top spy master. the complication and confusion continues to multiply surrounding what happened last september 11. both in libya and back here in washington. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the president's pick to lead the c.i.a. counterterrorism advisor john brennan faces new and up comfortable obstacles about the benghazi terrorist attack and the administration handling of the suspect al-harzi. this letter pushes them to explain disparity between his sworn testimony and that of former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> they insisted that the tunisia authorities did not have the evidence to keep him in custody. >> tunisias did not
his case could mean for our labor laws. it's up "happening now." jon: president obama's choice to lead the ci elt a preparing for questions on capitol hill. i'm jon scott. >> position for top spy. jon: yes. jenna: how would you like that on a business card, jon scott, top spy. jon: it would be great only if i could do the job. jenna: we'll see if john brennan gets approved. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the cia nominee will have to appear before the senate intelligence committee in a few hours. as lawmakers on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna,
politician. it obama, bynum and john gibson. let's go live to capitol hill. >> i was assuming that was an unsolicited video. we are all broken up by that. i am extremely troubled. tom, what do you make of this? are you surprised? she is a delight. she is a delightful person. >> women love her because she is a strong educated woman and she takes you back. >> how much does the favorable press help her? nobody asks tough questions. >> she has had a free pass her whole career. except when she ran against obama, of course. but she is the most popular politician in the country, but she is no longer a politician. she doesn't have to debate. she does president have to take the top policy [stances|instances] and this terms of debating other people she gets to travel the world. it is a tough job. but what has she done that is the remarkable thing? >> i can't think of a single thing. i went through the list. if you look at the middle east and if you look at iran from three years ago and syria, none of this stuff. there were no great achievements. liz, do you think they could maintain thi
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